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    local media reports swine flu outbreak in Senegal

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) Senegal has been hit by the AH1N1epidemic of influenza (Swine flu) after detecting the first cases in Touba and Diourbel (areas located in the central part of the country), APA learns on Monday from reliable sources.

    According to the Monday issues of local media in the Senegalese capital, ?the first cases of influenza A patients were reported in Touba and Diourbel?.

    Both districts affected by the swine flu have hosted last week thousands of Muslims from the Mouride Brotherhood as part of the celebration of the 115th edition of ?Grand Magal? of Touba, in memory of the departure into exile in Gabon in 1895 of the founder of the Brotherhood, Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba.

    ?The early detection of the first swine flu patients was made possible by the epidemiological surveillance system put in place during the celebration of the 115th edition of Grand Magal of Touba?, Dakar daily ?Le Populaire? disclosed.

    ?For now, no case of death related to the influenza onset was reported?, says the paper, which adds further that ?the first victims of the epidemic who had been isolated immediately after the confirmation of the physicians? diagnosis have been treated and released?.


    SLG/of/ovh/daj/APA
    2010-02-09



    http://www.apanews.net/apa.php?page=...article=117667
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    Re: local media reports swine flu outbreak in Senegal

    Afrique en ligne
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    Tuesday
    Feb 09th Senegal records 14 Swine Flu cases
    News - Africa news .The Senegalese Minister of Health and Prevention, Modou Diagne Fada, on Monday announced that the country had recorded 14 cases of the swine flu, confirmed by the Pasteur Institute of Dakar.

    "Our doctors have revealed 14 cases of the swine flu between 4 and 5 February," the minister said, adding that the patients had already been treated and were responding well to treatment.

    Fada said of the 14 patients infected, seven live in Pikine, a suburb of Dakar, six in Diourbel (West) and one in Touba, central Senegal.

    The minister assured that the World Health Organization (WHO) had offered to help Senegal obtain important doses of vaccines by March this year.

    However, he said the Senegalese authorities had taken measures to ensure that the disease did not spread.

    Swine flu first occured in March 2009 in Mexico before spreading rapidly across the world, according to the WHO.
    http://www.afriquejet.com/news/afric...020943739.html
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      Re: local media reports swine flu outbreak in Senegal

      <ADDRESS class=posted-at>Senegal confirms H1N1 outbreak</ADDRESS><ADDRESS class=posted-at></ADDRESS><ADDRESS class=posted-at> </ADDRESS><ADDRESS class=posted-at>Posted on Tuesday 9 February 2010 - 09:40</ADDRESS>
      Kemo Cham, AfricaNews reporter in Dakar, Senegal

      The Senegalese Minister of Health and Preventive Medicine, Modou Diagne Fada, confirmed that the country had been hit by the epidemic AH1N1 influenza. According to earlier reports, the first cases were detected in the religious city of Touba and nearby Diourbel (located in the central part of the country).

      These places where the scene of religious festivities, as hundreds of thousands of followers of the Mouride Muslim Brotherhood, last week gathered to celebrate the 115th edition of ?Grand Magal? of Touba, in memory of the departure into exile in Gabon in 1895 of the founder of the Brotherhood, Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba. Serign Bamba, as the religious leader as called, is a revered figure for millions in this part of Africa.

      Health Minister Diagne Monday convened a press briefing not only to confirm the outbreak of the disease, but also to allay fears, saying that the country was equipped enough to contain the situation.

      According to the Health Minister, 14 cases of influenza A H1N1 were recorded between the three districts of Dagana, Diourbel and Touba.

      Influenza, sometimes referred to as flu, is an infectious disease caused by a virus which affects birds and mammals. Sore throat, fever and coughs are some of the most frequent symptoms.

      In April 2009 a strain of the flu evolved, which health experts say combined genes from human, pig, and bird flu, initially dubbed "swine flu" and also known as influenza A/H1N1. It first emerged in Mexico, the United States, and then several other nations. The World Health Organization officially declared the outbreak as a pandemic two months later.

      According to health experts, Senegal does not yet have a preventive vaccine. But the Senegalese Health Minister is already calling for patients suspected of infection to be isolated until examination confirms their cases.

      ''We have enough resources to deal with influenza AH1N1,'' Dr Diagn said. ''We will deal with all cases and we have the means.''

      The minister noted that among those infected none had died, and that all had in fact ??been taken care of, treated and returned home.''

      http://www.africanews.com/site/Seneg...messages/29942
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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        Re: local media reports swine flu outbreak in Senegal

        SENEGAL:
        Population, 2008 12,500,000
        People living with HIV/AIDS, 2007 67,000
        Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 2007 38,000
        Children with HIV/AIDS, 2007 3,100
        Adult HIV prevalence (%), 2007 1.0
        AIDS deaths, 2007 1,800

        Source: Population Reference Bureau & UNAIDS
        http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/global?page=cr09-sg-00

        0-14 years: 42.2% (male 2,911,324/female 2,877,804)
        15-64 years: 54.8% (male 3,728,664/female 3,786,000)
        65 years and over: 3% (male 190,343/female 217,462) (2009 est.)

        Major infectious diseases:
        degree of risk: very high
        food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
        vectorborne diseases: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, dengue fever, malaria, Rift Valley fever, and yellow fever
        water contact disease: schistosomiasis
        respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis
        animal contact disease: rabies (2009)
        https://www.cia.gov/library/publicat...k/geos/sg.html

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          Re: local media reports swine flu outbreak in Senegal

          translation French - English (Google)

          Weekly Bulletin of the Monitoring AH1N1


          WEEKLY BULLETIN
          SURVEILLANCE OF INFLUENZA HA 1N1


          The situation of AH1N1 is as follows as of February 15, 2010.

          Number of samples: 141

          Number of confirmed cases: 27 including 19 in the Dakar region and 8 in the region of Diourbel.

          All persons concerned have received the appropriate treatment and are cured. No cases required hospitalization.

          As part of strengthening the monitoring and management, all areas will receive medical, February 17, 2010 at the latest, allocations of additional sampling kits, drugs and protective masks.

          http://www.sante.gouv.sn/spip.php?article1582
          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
          -Nelson Mandela

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          • #6
            Senegal - 120 confirmed H1N1 cases in 4 regions

            French to English translation

            EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION OF INFLUENZA PANDEMIC


            The situation of AH1N1 appears as follows in our country as of February 19, 2010. 120 cases were registered. In total, 04 regions are affected by the pandemic.

            The cases are in Dakar, Diourbel, Louga and Fatick. These cases come from different epidemiological surveillance sites.

            They are up till now benign. For the moment, no case was hospitalized and no deaths were recorded.

            Moreover, all cases are under investigation for assessing the condition of the patient and his environment.

            The Ministry of Health and Prevention has expanded monitoring to all regional hospitals but also in some health centers.

            http://www.sante.gouv.sn/spip.php?article1689
            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
            -Nelson Mandela

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            • #7
              Re: Senegal - 156 confirmed H1N1 cases in 6 regions

              Google translation:

              INFLUENZA A WEEKLY BULLETIN

              The epidemiological situation of influenza A is as follows at the date of 01 March 2010: 156 cases of influenza virus A-H1N1 pandemic has been confirmed through sentinel sites in Senegal, an increase of 36 cases compared to last week.

              Patients come from various localities namely Dakar, Diourbel, Louga, Tambacounda, Fatick and Kaffrine.

              There still has been no serious cases or deaths counted so far.

              Original text:
              http://www.sante.gouv.sn/spip.php?article1712
              "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
              -Nelson Mandela

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                Re: Senegal - 191 confirmed H1N1 cases in 10 regions

                French to English translation

                Influenza A/H1N1: 21 cases reported per week

                Nine weeks after its appearance in Senegal, the outbreak of pandemic influenza H1N1 continues to wreak havoc. According to the statement received in writing Pressafrik.com, the number of samples positive for influenza A/H1N1 pandemic is estimated at 35.

                To date, the cumulative number of cases is 191 with a weekly average recruitment of 21 cases per week.

                The document, says that "today, a total of ten regions are affected by the outbreak of pandemic influenza A. He is the Dakar, Diourbel, Louga, Kaffrine, Kaolack, Tambacounda, Thies Fatick, K?dougou and St. Louis.

                The same sources indicate that "there has been no reported cases of hospitalization or death up to date."

                Mari?me FAYE Thursday, March 11, 2010

                Origianal text at:
                http://www.pressafrik.com/Grippe-A-H...ne_a23755.html

                See also:
                Bulletin Hebdomadaire Grippe A (pdf) (French)

                http://www.sante.gouv.sn/IMG/pdf/semainea.pdf
                "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                -Nelson Mandela

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                • #9
                  Re: Senegal - 247 confirmed H1N1 cases in 10 regions

                  Translation French - English (Google)

                  INFLUENZA A WEEKLY BULLETIN

                  In the week of March 5 to 11, 10 cases of H1N1 have been confirmed by the reference laboratory.

                  Samples of previous weeks were analyzed during this period, bringing the cumulative cases to 247.

                  Today with the expansion of sentinel sites, which increased from 14 before the first cases to 40, it is still ten out of fourteen regions that are affected by the pandemic.

                  To date, there have been no serious cases or deaths recorded.

                  http://www.sante.gouv.sn/spip.php?article1752
                  "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                  -Nelson Mandela

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